Featured in 'The Ringer' Article About Super A Foods' Relevance in 'A Star Is Born'

Illustration by Alycea Tinoyan as featured in the article

Illustration by Alycea Tinoyan as featured in the article

A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Alison Herman, a staff writer for The Ringer, about Super A Foods, of all places. Check out her full awesome story here. I grew up eating insulated bags of their seasoned potato wedges from their deli case and I understand its old school L.A. supermarket vibe appeal. Not to mention, how good their pollo asado smells on the weekends.

Here are some of my favorite excerpts.

“Super A’s there for you, but it’s not like, all the way there for you,” explains Javier Cabral, a food writer raised and still based in Northeast L.A. It’s a rapidly changing area that encompasses such neighborhoods as Glassell Park, Mount Washington, and Highland Park, home to Marc Maron’s garage as well as a long history of working-class Latino communities. “Super A is a supermarket that still exemplifies old-school L.A., before it became globalized, before this new wave of supermarkets came in,” Cabral says. “And their products still reflect that.”

“That’s what Super A is; it’s very much a neighborhood market,” Cabral says. “It’s still a supermarket for the people.”